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Free Software October 25, 2011 posted by

Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer

I’m sure that everyone has found themselves in a position where they’ve forgotten a password at least once. The most frustrating thing is when you have the password saved in the program you’re using (such as your web browser) but it only shows the asterisks. That’s fine and all for accessing stuff on that computer, but what if you need to change it, or access that page on a different machine? Then you might run into some trouble. That’s where…


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Asterisk Key reveals the saved passwords on your computer
Free Software October 19, 2011 posted by

Iris is a Siri clone with a sense of humor

With Siri making headlines, it’s no wonder that Android users are feeling a little left out. Last week we showed you one alternative to Apple’s new voice-activated assistant, and today we’re going to show you another. This time we’re looking at Iris, which is indeed, Siri spelled backward. This particular piece of software is still in alpha, which means it has a long way to go. However, it already seems to not only find most information you’re looking for, but…


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Iris is a Siri clone with a sense of humor
Free Software October 18, 2011 posted by

Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes by shaking your laptop

Growing up, I’d venture that most people encountered an Etch-A-Sketch at some point. It was a fun little toy, if a bit strange. It let you etch a picture using the two dials, which controlled vertical and horizontal movements. If you wanted to make anything other than just a boring skyline, you had to master the art of twisting both knobs at the exact same time, at a very steady pace. The great thing was that if you messed up,…


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Shake to Undo lets you fix mistakes by shaking your laptop
Bizarre October 17, 2011 posted by

CLOO lets you rent out your bathroom to those in need

How many times have you been out, and needed to use the bathroom? Sure, it happens fairly often. But what about those times when you really need to go, and you’re nowhere near a public restroom? No one likes to find them in this situation, but there are times when it is unavoidable. Your choices in this case are very limited. You can try and hold it until you can get to a gas station or something, or you can…


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CLOO lets you rent out your bathroom to those in need
Awesome October 14, 2011 posted by

BlueStacks lets you run any Android app on your Windows PC

It’s not hard to find a lot of good apps for your Android phone or tablet. The Android Marketplace is just crawling with games, utilities, and more, many of which are free. Some of them are so cool that you wish you could use them on your computer. But you can’t do that, can you? With the BlueStacks App Player, you can. What BlueStacks does is essentially let your computer switch between running Windows and Android. Now this isn’t something…


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BlueStacks lets you run any Android app on your Windows PC
Free Software October 12, 2011 posted by

Poynt is an all-in-one search app for your phone

Our smartphones can perform a variety of functions, provided we have the right apps. You’ve got one for finding movie times, another to help you pick a restaurant, and even one that’s going to tell you the best place to buy gas. However, wouldn’t it be great if there was one app that could do all of these things? There is, and it’s called Poynt. Poynt is a one-stop-shop for all your searching needs. There are six different ways to…


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Poynt is an all-in-one search app for your phone
Free Software October 11, 2011 posted by

Mielophone is a minimalistic free music player for Windows, Mac and Linux

If we look back to about 15 years ago, there weren’t a lot of ways to listen to music. Yes, there were CDs, cassettes, vinyls, and the radio. However, if you wanted to hear a specific song that you didn’t own, the best you could do was turn on the radio, and try calling into a station to get it aired. Now we can pull up streams on Pandora or Spotify, without needing to pay for them. If you’re not…


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Mielophone is a minimalistic free music player for Windows, Mac and Linux
Free Software October 10, 2011 posted by

Hide private folders with Disguise Folders

Have you ever had a particular set of files that you didn’t want anyone stumbling across on your computer? Whatever your reasons, there are a number of ways to hide a folder away from prying eyes. One of the easiest is a piece of freeware called Disguise Folders. This program is a really simple way to hide a folder on your PC. Normally something this boring wouldn’t turn my head, but I have to say that Disguise Folders is quite…


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Hide private folders with Disguise Folders
Free Software October 7, 2011 posted by

Voice Actions is like Siri for your Android phone

People are pretty excited about Apple’s new Siri software. After all, who wouldn’t want to be able to talk to their phone, and have it answer back, or follow the directions you gave it? Unfortunately, the only way to get this awesome feature is to purchase an iPhone 4S. Don’t worry though, if you’re an Android user, there is a free app called Voice Actions that has a lot of the same features. As you can see from the video…


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Voice Actions is like Siri for your Android phone
Free Software October 7, 2011 posted by

Add the best free portable apps to your USB drive

Flash drives are pretty common these days. They are the easiest way to carry around files, and even to transfer smaller ones between two computers in the same location (that aren’t networked). If you carry one on your keychain, and have some free space on it, you might consider putting some useful apps on there, as you never know when one might come in handy. TalesofInterest has compiled a list of some of the best portable programs currently available. Most…


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Add the best free portable apps to your USB drive
Free Software October 6, 2011 posted by

Use ZXing to decode barcodes without a smartphone

We’re starting to see QR codes getting used more and more often these days. Heck, I was just at Denny’s this morning, and I saw them on my placemat. If you have a smartphone, you can easily use an app to decode it, and see whatever it is the company is trying to get you to look at. However, what do you do if you don’t have a smarphone? If you have a way to get a picture of the…


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Use ZXing to decode barcodes without a smartphone
Free Software October 5, 2011 posted by

Z-Type is a fun way to improve your typing skills

In today’s modern world, learning to type quickly and efficiently is something that everyone should do. Whether you’re a college student writing up an essay, writing a report for your boss, or just sending a message to a friend on Facebook, you’ll need to type. It blows my mind to see people my own age staring intently at their keyboards, trying to peck out sentence after sentence. If you have trouble touch-typing, then it might be time to find a…


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Z-Type is a fun way to improve your typing skills
Free Software October 3, 2011 posted by

JPEGmini shrinks your images without losing quality

If you’re wanting to send pictures to someone, or plan on hosting them on a website, size can be rather important. I’m not talking about the dimensions of the image, but rather the file size. If you’re wanting to send a set of wedding photos to your aunt, she’s not going to want to download a bunch of 3MB pictures. Thus, you might want to try compressing the images. The trouble is that depending on the compression tool you use,…


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JPEGmini shrinks your images without losing quality
Free Software September 30, 2011 posted by

Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive for free

There are times where you want to preserve a computer exactly how it is. A good use for this is to install your OS, then get everything setup and installed just the way you want it. Then you can use a piece of software to create an image of the drive, allowing you to instantly restore it at a moment’s notice. Next time you want to wipe the computer and start clean, you need only restore the image, and you’ll…


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Use Clonezilla to clone your hard drive for free
Awesome September 29, 2011 posted by

Create internet tasks using ifttt

The internet is a crazy place. Between emails, status updates, tweets, news articles and more, there is a lot of information coming at you all at once. The trouble is actually finding a way to harness all of that information and make it work for you. I think I have stumbled onto one of the greatest tools that can help make the most of your internet experience. It’s called ifttt. ifttt sounds pretty boring, but it stands for if this…


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Create internet tasks using ifttt

Category Archive

Muzei: Turn Your Phone Into An Art…

Wed 18 Jun 2014

Muzei: Turn Your Phone Into An Art Gallery Full of Old Masters [Freeware]
Changing your phone’s background is one of the things that helps keep your cell personal. Pictures of family, friends, and […]

AppsApk - freeware app market lets you…

Thu 02 Jan 2014

AppsApk – freeware app market lets you download Android apk files without the Google Play hassles [Freeware]
There are times when you need to download and install an Android app quickly, without having to go through the […]

Squeezer.…

Tue 19 Jul 2005

Squeezer. Free file compression software. Will work on executables, HTML and text files. That’s it really. Vidfern Squeezer as […]

Deluge P2P client - new nice looking…

Mon 26 Jan 2009

Deluge is a new open source cross platform BitTorrent client which sports the kind of nice clean user interface that […]

3CX Phone System - free PBX phone…

Wed 04 Apr 2007

The folk at 3CX have decided to give away 100,000 copies of their 3CX Phone System for Windows product. It’s […]

Grocist - stock control for your kitchen…

Tue 31 Oct 2006

Grocist. Billed as a barcode driven grocery list application. You scan barcodes of empty containers you’re throwing away (or recycling?) […]

Avidemux - multi-format video editing and creation…

Thu 04 Sep 2008

Avidemux – multi-format video editing and creation freeware
Avidemux is an open source, lightweight, video editing program with a surprising list of features. It reads most common types […]

BlueGriffon - open source web editor is…

Tue 07 May 2013

BlueGriffon – open source web editor is a great tool for both beginners and experts [Freeware]
For some reason web editors, tools to help code and build websites, appear to have fallen out of fashion. Maybe […]

Telegram - open source, ultra secure messaging…

Fri 17 Jan 2014

Telegram – open source, ultra secure messaging service takes on WhatsApp and other proprietary products [Freeware]
Not another messaging app, we hear you cry. But wait, this could actually be the best thing since sliced bread, […]

Railroad Tycoon game available for free download…

Thu 23 Nov 2006

Sid Meier’s classic original Railroad Tycoon game is now available for free download, complete with emulators to let it run […]

MSGTAG - freeware notification tool lets you…

Wed 17 Dec 2008

MSGTAG is a freeware program that immediately and automatically lets you know when an email you’ve sent has been opened […]

OK Google - It's okay to get…

Wed 27 Nov 2013

OK Google
If you're a devoted Firefox user, Google might have just added the perfect app to make you convert to Chrome. If […]

Nokia Sports Tracker - don't get lost…

Wed 17 Jun 2009

Sports Tracker is a Fitness Diary application for Nokia phones (N, E or Symbian 40) that does everything fitness fans […]

Free Games Corner - Where Is 2012?…

Sat 31 Dec 2011

Where Is 2012?
This week in Free Games Corner we end 2011 by asking "Where is 2012?". Well you really don't have to wait […]

British Red Cross First Aid – the…

Mon 09 Nov 2015

British Red Cross First Aid – the app to help you tend your ouches [FREEWARE]
The world is a dangerous place. You are always just one wrong step away from bleeding. You could be at […]

Google Image Ripper lets you download images…

Fri 28 Oct 2011

Google Image Ripper lets you download images without visiting the sites they came from
When I need to find an image, the first place I go is Google Images. One quick search will bring […]